Hi. I have been reading this forum for over a year, and I have finally built my benchwork in my available space. It is an "L" shaped layout, with a 4x8 plywood table at one end, which forms a penninsula that is reachable from both sides. Each section of the "L" is 8 ft long and 2ft wide. I am modeling HO scale. It will be late steam/early diesel era, set in eastern Ohio. The primary RR will be Pennsylvania. It is not a proto-type. I just want something that is fun to run. I want it to be both DC and DCC. I would like some continuous running along with some switching. I want a coal mine somewhere on the layout, along with a tunnel and a bridge. Other than that, I really have no idea. The layout is a plywood base, with 2 inch foam on top of that. I will be the primary controler, but eventually my 1 yr old son will as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!